Hey everyone! Happy Hump Day I am excited to swap blogs today with Paige. I first emailed her about guest blogging on her site with a DIY seasoning blend. She loves DIYs and agreed to let me post my homemade taco seasoning! Then she had a great idea to share a DIY spice jar with chalkboard labels. DIY-ers and Foodies come hand in hand so I knew it would be a great idea. So welcome Paige to Not So Doughie and break out the craft supplies this weekend!
Hi everyone! I’m Paige and I blog over at A Dose of Paige. I blog about a few different topics but one of my favorites is blogging about easy DIY projects. So, you may be wondering why I’m at a food blog, huh?
Well, Sara and I decided to trade blogs for the day! I’ll be honest, I only barely know my way around a kitchen, but I still wanted to share something useful to you guys. She’s over on my blog showing you how to make your own taco seasoning and I’m going to be sharing how to make your own DIY Spice Jars with chalkboard labels! I actually shared the free printable to the labels I’m using in this DIY on my blog yesterday, so be sure to go here to download them before getting started!
The process of this DIY is very similar to some DIY Tile Coasters I made recently.
The first thing to do is to gather your supplies. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Small Jars. I used these very small Ball Mason Jars that you can find for about $6 for 4 at Target, although I’m sure they are cheaper elsewhere. Any small size (4oz or less) jars will work.
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush/foam brush
- Clear Acrylic Spray
- Chalkboard Spice Jar Labels
First, you need to cut out your labels. I cut them as close to the circled edges as possible and then trimmed when I got done.
Next, you need to paint one side of your jar with Mod Podge. Since one side of my jar was embossed with the Ball logo, I just did the other, clean side.
When you get done with that, carefully spread your label over the jar, making sure to get out any air bubbles. As the Mod Podge dries, you will probably get a few more bubbles, so just smooth them out as they appear.
It doesn’t take long for the Mod Podge to dry and when it does, simply spread another layer over the label.
When that step is done and you are sure that the label is exactly the way you want it, it’s time to seal it. The purpose of sealing it is so that the labels become waterproof. This way, you can wash the jars and you don’t have to worry about splashes in the kitchen.
Despite sealing them, I do recommend that you gently handwash the jars, just so you can be absolutely sure you won’t mess the labels up.
The acrylic spray I got is from Wal-Mart and it smells strongly, so I always use a piece of cardboard outside and seal things there to avoid breathing in the fumes.
Allow the sealing spray to dry for awhile and then you’re done!
I only did a couple so far, but I fully plan on replacing all our spice jars in our cabinet with these jars!
If you’d like, you can create holes in the top of the jars using a nail and a hammer, but for now, I just did the spices that we tend to use “pinches” of, rather than ones we sprinkle.